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Very basic question. How do I best remove a 42" TV from the box? Can it be laid flat on the floor for a brief moment, and then drawn out? What's best? I know it's been done many times before, I'm just a bit cautious about it being a plasma. Thanks.
 

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From the bias that occurs here if it's not a Panasonic or Pioneer don't bother to take it out of the box at all...take it back.
 

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Originally Posted by nolanski /forum/post/15451348


From the bias that occurs here if it's not a Panasonic or Pioneer don't bother to take it out of the box at all...take it back.

True, in fact some claim that the Pioneer has better PQ while in the box than other plasmas look on a tv stand
 

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Almost allboxes have clips on the bottom. You unclip them releasing the locks so the top of the box can be lifted straight up. You are then left with the bottom section of the box with foam that the plasma sits in. Then with another person just lift it up and out. You can also attach wall mounts to it while it's standing up right.
 

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True, in fact some claim that the Pioneer has better PQ while in the box than other plasmas look on a tv stand


Don't sweat it nolanski. I guess you're starting to know what this forum is all about


tenashus1, remember to make sure there are at least 2 of you. You don't wanna mess up your new plasma trying to play macho
 

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These new tv's are pretty light but I definitely wouldn't lift it by myself if it's bigger than 50". You definitely want 2 people just because of the width and bulkiness of the sets.
 

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Lift it out with two people! Most now (at least, Panasonics) have handles on the bottoms. DO NOT LAY IT FLAT!


Now you mention that! I was by myself when I assembled my set. I reached into the box and lifted it out. Of course it was a pain in the butt to do it but I was desperate to get it setup.
 

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If lifting it out is a problem, cut the side of the box away.
 

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Very basic question. How do I best remove a 42" TV from the box? Can it be laid flat on the floor for a brief moment, and then drawn out? What's best? I know it's been done many times before, I'm just a bit cautious about it being a plasma. Thanks.

For my Panasonic Viera C42-HD18, I cut open the handles, then lifted off the side since the box wanted my to turn it upside down. When I assebled it, I layed it on my couch display front, the screen could do a good beating with nothing.
 

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For my Panasonic Viera C42-HD18, I cut open the handles, then lifted off the side since the box wanted my to turn it upside down. When I assebled it, I layed it on my couch display front, the screen could do a good beating with nothing.

Why not just follow the f-ing instructions on the box?
 

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Very basic question. How do I best remove a 42" TV from the box?

Thanks for the laughs!!!
My family and I are still laughing.


Really, you should be a writer for Jay Leno. LOL
 

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Originally Posted by omeletpants /forum/post/15451364


True, in fact some claim that the Pioneer has better PQ while in the box than other plasmas look on a tv stand

If it is indeed a Pioneer, simply snip the staples on the top and fold back the flaps. Say "Abracadabra" and...Voila! The display will levitate itself up out of the box.


If it's a Panasonic, do the same thing and the infamous Panasonic "floating blacks" will take care of the rest.
 
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